Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed
"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."
@neauoire I don't disagree at all, but it's certainly curious how the 8-hour work day started as a dream of the labor movement, no?
@roadriverrail @neauoire the 8-hour work day started as a dream of captialists (Ford was a big proponent), because it made for easy shifts and gave people enough free time to go out and spend money on non-necessity items/services
Labor backed it because it was preferable to their current situation, not because it was ideal
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